Women Who Love Jewelry: Always Pleased to Receive a Gift of Jewelry

Mike Todd, third husband of Elizabeth Taylor, gave her a diamond tiara in 1957. She wore it for the first time at the Academy Awards.
In 1957, Todd gave her a Cartier diamond-and-ruby set while she was taking a swim. When she got out of the water, Todd put a ruby-and-diamond bib necklace around her neck and then put matching earrings on her ears. Next, he put a matching bracelet on her arm. I think it is comical how people put on such big productions about things……anyway…..after that she had no mirror because she was in the pool and water, all she could do was look down into the water at these beautiful jewelry gifts just placed upon her.

You can about imagine what happened next on a beautiful summer day.

In 1957 (one year after I was born) Elizabeth Taylor owned a pair of diamond chandelier earrings of which she wore for the first time in 1959 and then wore them again 4 decades later in 1992 at the Academy Awards. She found them in a Paris boutique. A funny thing happened to Liz and her diamond chandelier earrings a few months after she purchased them. She started to put them on and they looked different. She told Mike, who was with her at the time, there is something wrong with my earrings. He laughed and said he had the stones replaced with “real diamonds.”

Another favorite jewelry piece of Liz Taylor was a Bulgari Emerald Brooch. She wore the floral diamond-and-emerald pin as a hair accessory in 1963.
Women who love jewelry are obviously easy to please with a gift of jewelry. While on a break shooting the film Cleopatra it was said that Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton took a stroll. While on the stroll he gave her an emerald necklace.

So there you go, take a stroll and give your love a handmade beaded necklace or bracelet. She will love you for it!

Meet Priscilla


Priscilla is a pair of dangle earrings I added to Carmilita’s Flowers In Bloom Dangle Earring collection. She dangles about one inch from the hook.

Materials Used:
2 Antique Copper Dangle Earring Hooks
2 Antique Copper 2″ Ball Pins
2 Antique Copper 2 x 8 mm Scallop Bead Caps
2 Antique Copper 6 x 13 mm 3-Branch Bead Caps
2 Antique Copper 4 x 10 mm Curley 5 -Leaf Bead Caps
6 Antique Copper 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelles
2 Antique Copper 3 mm Rounds
2 Aqua 6 x 12 mm Flower Beads
2 Crystal Heliotrope 6 mm Swarovski Crystal Bicones
2 Blue Picasso Jasper 12 mm Semiprecious Rounds

Pricilla’s Price: $15 (includes shipping and one FREE gift)

Purchase Priscilla here: Carmilita’s Earrings


Author: connielimon2014

Bead Jewelry Artisan, mother of one daughter and grandmother of two grandsons, daughter of Korean War Veteran.

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